BASSEY NTON NTON: A MOTIVATIONAL WRITER/SPEAKER CONGRATULATES: BAKOR NATION, ON HER 2019 NEW YAM CELEBRATIONS. SPEAKS ON: BAKOR YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW.
‘I BASSEY NTON NTON, sincerely, humbly send my new yam felicitation to the good and hardworking people of BAKOR NATION, on her 2019 new yam festival. I pray that, may the infinite mercy love and grace of God, continue to rain onto us as Bakorians (Bakor Nation), may that grace of the Creator that had kept us Bakorians as one, under the umbrella of BAKOR NATION yesterday and today, continue to enrich our love, peace, unity and progress as Bakor entity.
Bakor Nation cuts across Cross River State central and north, involving two Local Government Areas: Ikom LGA and Ogoja LGA. Bakor Nation is made up off, nine clans namely: Abanyom, Ekajuk, Nde, Nkim, Nkum, Nnam, Nselle, Nta and Ofutop. Bakor Nation accounts for about 75% of population and even land mass of Ikom Local Government Area, while Bakor Nation also accounts for 45% of population and land mass of Ogoja Local Government Area in the present day northern Cross River State.
BAKOR NATION, YESTERDAY!
Ideas of Bakor speaking people, to celebrate new yam together and be more united, was fueled by visionary Elites and Elders of Bakor Nation in 1962. 1963 BAKOR CULTURAL UNION was founded, 50 years ago. BAKOR UNION became a pioneer and pacesetter in the project of searching for cultural identity in the old Ogoja province in the present day Cross River State Nigeria.
Bakor Nation and her criticizes (Bakorians), new yam celebration was and will remains an interaction with our kith and Kin. Bakor new yam festival is the period and time where BAKORIANS (citizens of Bakor Nation) home and in the diaspora commune with God and gods. For me, personally as a Bakorian and Bakor people in general see Bakor new yam celebration as: the end of a year, and a beginning of a new era.
As a Bakor son/man. I keep asking my humble self: WHO AND WHAT ARE BAKORS, WHAT WERE WE BAKORIANS IN THE PAST, AND WERE ARE WE GOING TO?
Bakor Nation and her citizens-Bakorians, belong to the “EJAGHAM/ETUNG speaking people”, presently settlement in the old Ogoja province, in the present day Cross River State Nigeria, in a contiguous land mass, with one affinity, one destiny and one ancestral dialect/culture and custom. Agree with me, Bakorians of Bakor Nation are the most versatile group of farming community in the present old Ogoja province in the present the Cross River State, with yams, cassava, rice, plantain, cocoyam and groundnuts beans etc as our annual crops, while palm trees for palm oil, palm win etc, cocoa, coconut, orange etc as our cash crops, to meet domestics and commercial needs.
Some Bakorians had and are on discourse and on research for Bakor origin. ‘Biblically, Bakor is recorded in Ezra 2:1 & 53 and Nehemiah 7:5 & 55’, we Bakorians came from BANTU RACE of East Africa. Some persons believe that: ‘ancestrally, Bakor man parachuted from the skies’. I think as a Bakor son/man, I (we) Bakorians of Bakor Nation may have come from a long way, Bakorians have prospered and multiplied as well as expanded in the BAKOR NATION settlements, we Bakorians have grown in the social and political fields is some extend. Bakorians build on the legacy of: Rt. Hon. Ayip Nsed, Chief. I.I Murphy, Chief (Barr) F.I Nnany., Chief. E.E Monjok, Elder (Senator). Philip Nacoco, Chief. Robert Ntol and Chief. Nserr Ebaye, all of blessed memory.
BAKOR NATION TODAY!
Bakor Nation is happy and not happy by some concede Bakorians, Bakor as an entity is still existing on ‘past glory’, Bakor language, culture/traditions are if not been practice but promoted in a low level, Bakor Youths hardly learn or speak Bakor language, political struggle for supremacy / cultism the other of the day. Considering the present devaluation of the Naira, Bakorians find it difficult to return to farm, those areas whose land are not arable in production of YAMS are now gaining subsequent international recognition.
I join Bakorians home and abroad, and Bakor Nation in general, to celebrate BAKOR NEW YAM FESTIVAL, September 15, 2019. I truly say no to negative and mundane vices/tendencies, I humbly enjoin Bakorians, friends and my non friends to join me, in my motivational wordings, which is saying no to: negative dealings.
I use this medium to salute citizens of Bakor Nation (Bakorians) on the run for the emancipation of Bakor Nation, and asks for youths to be part of the rise in the building of Bakor socio-political structure(s) and must especially the oneness of Bakor Nation to achieve the dreams of our founding fathers, may be today or tomorrow/nearest future but in the future close. Quote me: considering the fact we come from Bakor Nation, we would and should joyfully contribute to the growth of Bakor Nation in any ramification(s), I employ you.
BAKOR NATION TOMORROW!
The general question to us Bakor remains: where do Bakorians and Bakor Nation in general go from here, what is our tomorrow? Should we Bakor disappear in swirl turmoil? And have our identities in history. The best answer is NO. we Bakorians or Bakor Nation should re-invent, re-establish ourselves, our identity, historic and integrity to get more unique nationality. We should all as Bakors survive in gaining vigorous resurgence under one struggle.
Bakor have what it takes to survive as a state, constitute or local government of her own if given the liberty and autonomy, which I but it to Bakor Nation, we can achieve it together now, tomorrow but in the nearest future, if and only if, we all put our fingers across. Bakor has big virgin land and land mass for cultivation of food in commercial and household consumptions. Bakor Nation is equip by God as a tourism ethnic group: The monoliths of Alok, Nkarassi, Nde and many more to be acknowledge. Bakor commercial skills and arts are splendored through clay pots and clay utensils, weaving, carving and smiting by Bakor Nation citizens, fishing is a profession by Bakors, Bakor having over 500m squad FISH POND at Oyenghe Nta Clan.
BETTER BAKOR IN THE NEAREST FUTURE AND IN THE FUTURE!
I put it clear to Bakor citizens that, for a better Bakor Nation be a reality, it is our collective responsibilities, functions, having one interest, faith and good will, that will move Bakor Nation up and upper to achieve our founding fathers dreams. I humble draw the attention and call Bakor: Youths, elites, political leaders and elites / politicians should not distant themselves, ourselves, let us all put our differences behind, for as citizens of Bakor Nation, we have no better home than Bakor territory.
Moving Bakor Nation forward towards the emancipation achievable, to a reality, to systematically guide the vision and mission of Bakor people into the nearest future, I suggest to Bakor Nation, Bakorians to unanimously implements of my sincere / humble suggestions below:
MOBILIZATION OF BAKOR POLITICAL AND SOCIAL BODY:
Need for mobilization, establishments of infrastructures, and technological practices / good communication strategies be drafted and implemented.
PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS IMPLEMENTATIONS:
Social Education and public mobilization infrastructural development.
Political enlightenment mobilization including youth involvement.
Formation / promotion of cooperative and social clubs/troupes to participate in National and International competitions and festival.
DEVELOPMENT IN EDUCATION:
Need for bakor people both young and adult and physically challenge should pick interest in education.
Bakor nation dialect should be develop into writing for easy learning, literally translation need.
Competitions / scholarship and bursary, seminars, conferences should be organize.
DEVELOPMENT OF BAKOR CULTURE:
Research and developments should be encourage.
Traditional marriage, births, deaths, harvest and Bakor new yam festival.
Readdressing laws inheritance should be reform to suit present day.
Honorary title of Elites should be on increase.
DEVELOPMENTS IN SOCIALS:
Traditional music, singing, dancing, drama, painting, sculpturing, carving and weaving. Photography and using Bakor language and communities for film making.
DEVELOPMENT IN SCIENCE:
Identifying, modifying and adaptation of science through research for the development of Bakor Nation by Bakor Elites/students in educational sector should be encourage.
Promoting agriculture to achieve green revolution should be encourage. Rural health and nutrition and information and commendation should be develop by Bakor citizens. Processing and preservation of primary and natural resources.
Bakor citizens should avail in skills, creation of employments opportunities developments, developing Bakor cooperating farming, and commercialization of agriculture, need for cottage industries establishments by Bakor millionaires or politicians to reduce unemployment rate, tourism, markets and trade association developments. Bokor politicians in office of out of office to collaborate to finance SEMI.
Needful of business advisory services developments.
BAKOR NATION SECRETARIAT, EBANIMBEM – EKAJUK NEEDS FOR DOUBLE EFFORTS:
It will be thing of joy, if Bakor Nation secretariat meet the finishing point. The propose Bakor secretariat will accommodate meeting, conference exhibitions, training, workshops, studios, sporting, rallies and retreats recreation will be achieve if double efforts is put in.
It is my honor as I congratulate Bakorians – Bakor Nation in general on her 2019 new yam festival, wishing Bakor Nation and her citizens (Bakorians) all the best from the creator in all ramifications, I sincerely pray for the infinite mercy, love grace and love continue to flow on Bakors twenty-four seven, in all ramifications’.
BASSEY NTON NTON: is a Bakorian / one of Bakor Sons, he BASSEY NTON NTON, also call NTON-SQUARE, believes in love, unity etc, NTON-SQUARE disbelieve on tribalism, segregation, nepotism etc. BASSEY NTON NTON is a writer, a unionist, and fast growing motivational speaker / writer, under the THRONE MOTIVATIONAL FOUNDATION (TTMF), which is a platform to ‘encourage persons positively through mental rehabilitations, through positive writings and seminars that will and shall promote love, peace, unity and oneness etc, among all members of humanity. TTMF motivational massages cut across politics, religion, trip, race and even tradition. The Throne Motivational Foundation motivational notes and seminars with groups and individuals, would be for the need of change of heart from negative thinking and practices like cultism, drug abuse, fear for tomorrow and even suicide etc, through TTMF media platforms with also strong media collaborations, as well as collaborating with foundations or groups who shear same believe with TTMF, which we shall circulate positive massages that will accelerate promoting peace, peace of mind, unity, hope for progress including physicalizing of TTMF Mission and Vision and what TTMF stand for’. You can contact and join THE THRONE MOTIVATIONAL FOUNDATION (TTMF) using the below links:
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